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EDWARD SCHWEIKERT

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EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Ariel Sharon is model for modern-day Israeli politician

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ariel Sharon helped build Israeli Defense Force

After helping establish the Israeli Defense Force, Ariel Sharon created its weakest link — eviction of settlers from the West Bank.

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EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Articles of Confederation forgotten by many

Letter to the Editor: The Articles of Confederation was a first attempt to decentralize the national government

Under the Articles of Confederation, the national government was dependent upon states for its funding.

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LETTER: 'Pure' capitalism isn't wanted

Letter to the Editor

People do not want “pure” capitalism. Caveat emptor are the words you do not want to hear.

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LETTER: Government wants control of your auto

Letter to the Editor

So, the federal government plans to convert all vehicles from mechanical to electronic. Your steering, brakes, fuel system, and ignition system will operate on electronics.

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LETTER: Regarding Snowden, ride the 'sine wave'

Letter to the editor

So, Secretary Kerry met with his Russian counterpart. Why are we so paranoid/schizophrenic about Edward Snowden? (Paranoid is when you think someone is against you. Schizophrenia is when you take action.) Putin and Russia have the upper hand in the situation. That situation will change. It always has.

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Dog owners must be more responsible

Letter to the editor

Recently, an 80-year-old South Carolina wheelchair-bound man was killed by four dogs. The rising number of dog attacks should concern the public.

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Administration leaves open use of drones in U.S.

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, Edward Schweikert of Albany says that the administration leaves open use of drones in U.S..

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Mental health treatments medieval

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, Edward Schweikert of Albany says that mental health treatments are medieval.

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Obamacare, minimum wage complaints overblown

Letter to the editor

So, many companies are complaining about Obamacare and a rise in the minimum wage. Businesses keep repeating that they are going to close their business if and when Obama care comes in. I have heard the same negative comments for over 50 years.

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Farm bill changes endanger small farmers

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, Edward Schweikert of Albany says that farm bill changes endanger small farmers.

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Politicians not short of money

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, Edward Schweikert of Albany says that politicians are not short of money.

China/Japan island feud a dangerous one for U.S.

Letter to the editor

The China and Japan situation over several inhabitable islands seemed to escalate further than ever before. ... Communication between the two parties has diminished more in the last six months than before.

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Major political parties stuck in times long past

In a letter to the editor, Edward Schweikert of Albany says that major political parties are stuck in times long past.

Occupy Wall Street wins losses for U.S.

Occupy Wall Street may have won. Why? France and Greece have voted out their old governmental and elected new ones. So, is that Occupy -- 2, Wall Street -- 0?

With age comes some youthful reflection

When you reach a certain age, you contemplate about the past and selected people of your youth or younger days.

Radical changes seen for military defense

Well, the Super Committee has not established a budget. Our military issue has not been decided. Will our future military shrink until it cannot meet its political obligation? Will we be forced to withdraw from Korea and Australia? Will we modify our military structure?

Peaceful protests can lead to changes

The "Occupy Wall Street" and similar groups should be very careful. As long as they keep in name only, they have the politicians and law enforcement at a "negative" position.

Jobless and employed lines on collision course

So, the labor market results are out and the market is bad. Not bad, but sick. Companies still complain about the lack of skill or qualified workers.

Government has always been in debt

EDWARD SCHWEIKERT, Albany

Is U.S. handing off dominance to China?

After the British defeated Nazi Germany, it had reduced itself to poverty. The surviving veterans returned to mass unemployment; where coal mines were the only jobs available. The British government faced large deficits. So, they turned to the United States for help.

Credit due all around for America's high debt

July 1, 2011, represents the 90th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, which we now know as Beijing (Peking). They are celebrating 90 years as a government. We have known them as an adversary, or the debt holder of our IOUs.